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Matariki
Te reo Māori holds unique status as the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is also an official language of Aotearoa. The early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, is a bilingual and bicultural document which guides everything we do as kaiako (teachers) in early childhood in NZ. Te Whāriki recognises Māori as tangata whenua (people of this land) and states our roles as kaiako in protecting te reo Māori as it carries the culture of our tangata whenua.
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KO NGĀ KUPU ME TE WAIATA O TE WIKI: Te Tinana
This weeks words relate to the body, alongside an encouragement song, Kai Pai! Te Tinana - the Body Mahunga/ ūpoko Head Pakahiwi Shoulder Uma Chest Tuarā Back Puku Stomach Hope Hip Waewae Leg/ foot Ringaringa Hand/ arm Matimati Finger/ toe Makawe Hair Kanohi Face Rae Forehead Taringa Ear Whatu/ karu Eye Waha Mouth Ngutu Lips Ihu Nose Kauae Chin Pāpāringa Cheek
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KO NGĀ KUPU ME TE WAIATA O TE WIKI: NGĀ TAE
Ngā Tae - Colours Mā White Whero Red Kikorangi Blue Kōwhai Yellow Kākāriki Green Karakaraka Orange Parauri Brown Tawa Purple Kiwikiwi Grey Pango Black Hiriwa Silver Koura Gold
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KO NGĀ KUPU ME TE WAIATA O TE WIKI
Words and Song of the Week Kia ora – Hi, hello, thank you (literally - be well) Tēnā koe – Greeting one person Tēnā koutou – Greeting a group Ka kite – See you (goodbye) Apōpō– tomorrow Ka kite apōpō– see you tomorrow Mōrena – good morning Ata mārie – good morning (peaceful morning) Ahiahi mārie – good afternoon (peaceful afternoon) Pō mārie – good night (peaceful night)
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Why is Te reo Māori used at my child’s preschool?
Te reo Māori holds unique status as the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is also an official language of Aotearoa. The early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, is a bilingual and bicultural document which guides everything we do as kaiako (teachers) in early childhood in NZ. Te Whāriki recognises Māori as tangata whenua (people of this land) and states our roles as kaiako in protecting te reo Māori as it carries the culture of our tangata whenua.
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